Monday, July 05, 2004

MoveOn Rob and Aaron
The liberal advocacy group has already proved to be a force in the campaign to defeat President Bush, but it is about to get a big infusion of help from Hollywood . MoveOn's Political Action Committee, MoveOnPac, last week announced that documentary filmmaker Errol Morris (The Fog of War) will produce a series of campaign ads. The group is also about to announce that it has enlisted an all-star roster of directors, writers and Hollywood actors to make ads for the group. One is directed by Rob Reiner and written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. Another is directed by indie-film veteran Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging) from a script by radio lefty Al Franken. Comedian Margaret Cho wrote and directed an ad, another stars Danny Glover, and an animated spot features the voices of Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), Kevin Bacon and Ed Asner. Two more ads are in production, one written and directed by Woody Harrelson and the other starring Alicia Silverstone.
I have to admit I was less than enthusiastic about how effective the top picks for Bush in 30 Seconds would be but Rob Reiner and Aaron Sorkin? -that's one ad that should be excellent.


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